It’s time to drag myself out of pandemic induced home-schooling home-working anxiety-fueled torpor. We took a break last week, so it’s up to me to air out the tents, wake up the porters, get the performers warmed up and open up the Carnival of Space! Come one, come all, young and old, scientist and keen amateur, take your seat and enjoy this week’s finest writing on space science and astronomy. The show starts now! Universe Today How were Supermassive Black … Continue reading →
About Allen Versfeld
Allen is an amateur astronomer, an IT professional, a podcaster, a father of five beautiful kids, a barely competent chess player, and the owner and publisher of the Urban Astronomer podcast and website. He is also the director of the Citizen Science Section of the Astronomical Society of South Africa, where he tries to help ASSA members do good work with citizen science projects.
Since our last episode aired, in early December last year, I’ve had people ask me when the third season will begin. Well the good news is: Soon! Guests have been booked, interviews will be recorded over the next few weeks, and science explainy bits… well. That’s where you come in! If you’ve got questions you’d like to hear answered in one of the Urban Astronomer Podcast Patented Science Explainy Bits then why not put them in an email and send … Continue reading →
This week’s carnival features Universe Today, The Hill, Medium, Next Big Future and Space in AfricaContinue reading →
Welcome to the 647th Carnival of Space! The carnival which brings together the latest space and astronomy news from specialist websites around the globe! The carnival which, true to its name, drifts between audiences, pitching its tent on the front page of a different website every week. This week it’s here, at the home of the Urban Astronomer Podcast, and features items from Universe Today, Space in Africa and The Hill. Universe Today Balloon-Based Cosmic Ray Observatory is Now on … Continue reading →
This Carnival of Space is the second-last carnival of the year. There’s a range of holidays and festivals happening right now, so whether you’re celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, the solstice, or just some time with family and friends, we hope you have the best possible week. It can be a stressful time of year, with last-minute preparations for festivities or trying to finish work before year-end deadlines, so hopefully our weekly list of space science and astronomy news will give you … Continue reading →